800 students will be flown from Aswan tomorrow, according to Mustapha Ahmed, director general of the National Emergency Management Agency.
According to reports, after fighting broke out between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army in the northeastern nation, the Nigerian government began airlifting Nigerians living in Sudan to safety.
“We have aircraft on the ground as we speak, two are in Aswan, and our people are en route to the airport, so hopefully they will take off tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow afternoon or evening, we will receive a significant batch of almost 800 students,” he stated.
“We will carry on with the evacuation for Port Sudan. Tarco is returning. because of its 400-seat capacity, Azman will do back-to-back evacuations, and because of its 274-seat capacity, Air Peace has already been enlisted to return.
The returnees would receive trauma counseling, according to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM.
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She remarked, “Since the returnees have had so many traumas, there will be trauma counseling for all of them. Keep an eye out for information about various counseling for everyone on the emergency team’s numerous websites. We are discussing that with Dangote and a few other NGOs.
Since the nation began airlifting on Wednesday, 637 evacuees have been transported back home from Egypt and Port Sudan.
The first group of 376 passengers was flown on Wednesday evening, while the second batch of 130 passengers was evacuated on Friday by the Sudanese aircraft Tarco.